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A woman looks out from a damaged building after a blast in the Kurdish-dominated city of Amed (Diyarbakir). A car bomb reportedly killed one person and wounded around 30 others in the city. The attack followed the arrests of 11 MPs from the Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP), whose base is largely drawn from Kurds, as well as leftists and progressives throughout the country. 
Sertac Kayar/Reuters

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28 Years ago former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used Chemical-Weapon against Kurdish nation in the Kurdish city of Halabja in South Kurdistan. March 16, 1988 the day of sadness, the day of broken hearts,… the day of Chemical attack on civilian kurds by former dictator Saddam’s regime, the day of KURDISH Genocide. HALABJA will not be forgotten.

Massacre over 5000 Kurds in less than 30 minutes by Chemical weapon is violation of human rights. according to Article 2 of the Convention, defines genocide as; any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such:

(1) Killing members of the group;
(2) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(3) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(4) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
(5) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

People in Kurdistan particularity resident of Halabja after 27 year they will never forget the tragedy that befell the Kurdish city in 1988. They say the world shouldn’t forget, either.


Yet massacre and genocide against the Kurdish nation still continue. In one side ISIS terrorists attacked on Kurdish Yezidi around Shangal and massacred many Kurds. Yet many Kurdish children who were kidnapped are still being held by Islamic State and they are continue to be the victims of atrocity crimes. In addition 1000s Yazidis murdered, executed, or died from starvation and many young Kurdish Yezidi girls used and traded by ISIS terrorist as sex slaves. ISIS also attacked Rojava and massacred many Kurds and destroyed many Kurdish cities and towns. In other hand Turkish military committed another genocide against the Kurds in populated Kurdish area in north Kurdistan. Indeed Turkey and ISIS are allies against the Kurds and new waves of ethnic cleansing against Kurds is accelerated. Iranian regime also committed massacre and war crime against kurds. Indeed the dangerous of ethnic cleansing is not gone however it is essential that all the Kurdish political parties and organization united against the national threat.

In addition, chemical attacks on the Kurdish city of HALABJA (by former Iraqi dictators) were committed with the intent to destroy the Kurdish population within “Iraqi territory” or in other word intend to ethnic cleansing in Kurdistan . Therefore Kurdish genocide need international demand. Recognition of Genocide against the Kurds in Iraq is essential and cannot be ignored and will not be forgotten.

Di Şexsîyeta Şehîdên Helepçe û Enfalan da, Em Hemî Şehîdên Kurdistanê Bi Rêz û Hurmet Bîrtînin, Rejîmên Kujer û Dakirkerên Kurdistanê Bi Tundî Şermezar Dikin.

Em Helebçe Ji Bîr Nakin

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Large explosion reported in Diyarbakir, Turkey

A large explosion near a bus terminal killed four police officers and wounded at least 14 in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on Thursday evening. According to the Hindustan Times, at least three of the injured were members of Turkish security forces, who are currently engaged in ongoing violent clashes with the Kurdistan Workers Party. Video footage from the Kurdish-dominated city showed ambulances and emergency workers responding to the scene.